The 2014 Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race is fast approaching! This year the K300 is scheduled to start on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 6:30 PM. We hope you will join us this year! Sign up begins now! Mushers are encouraged to sign up early. Race start position is chosen in order of sign up at the pre-race Musher Drawing.
As always, participating in the K300 is a unique experience unlike any other sled dog race in the world. The K300 Race Committee arranges host housing for our out-of-town mushers and truck support to and from the airport as well as to and from the race start and finish. Furthermore, this year the K300 Race Committee has voted to raise the purse 10% across the board. That means this year’s purse is guaranteed to be $110,000 with the race winner receiving $22,000!
The 2014 entry fee is $400 plus $100 for the K300 Mile membership fee. Late entries (postmarked January 1, 2014 or later) will be $800 plus the K300 Mile.
On this page you will find a Race Application, K300 Mile Form, and a copy of the 2013 Race Rules,. Please mail the Application, Mile Form and check or money order back to the K300 race committee ior contact the Race Manager, Zach Fansler at 907.545.3300 to discuss credit card payment.
A copy of the finalized 2014 K300 Race Rules, trail information and travel information will appear below once it is finalized.
2014 K300 Quick Stats:
Race date - Friday, January 17, 2014 at 6:30PM
Entry and Application - To enter the 2014 K300 you must fill out and return a 2014 K300 Musher Application and a Mileage Sponsorship Form. Please return both forms and the total paymert ($500 before January 1; $900 after January 1) to the K300 Race Committee.
2014 Race Rules - Click here for the 2014 K300 Race Rules.
Trail - The 2014 K300 will start on the river in front of Bethel but will immediately leave the river and travel cross country to the Gweek River, and travel behind Akiachak to Tuluksak on the tundra. From that point the trail will follow the traditional route to Kalskag and Aniak. There will be no check point at Akiachak.
Trails crews report the overland trail is satisfactory in places and very good in other places. Once the teams approach Tukuksak, the snow is deeper and conditions are much better from there upriver. A Friday snowmachine traveler reported the trail near Kalskag was beautiful. As of Sunday night to Monday morning approximately 3-4 inches of snow fell in and around the Bethel area providing a nice base currently.
2014 Travel Information - Several of the K300's major sponsors will put together travel packages. Below appears the 2013 travel information. As soon as the 2014 travel information is received it will be posted here.
2014 Musher Schedule - Click here for the complete 2014 K300 Race Week Schedule. As soon as the 2014 Musher schedule is finalized, it will be posted here.
Purse - The purse for the 2014 K300 is tentatively scheduled to be $110,000. The purse will pay the first 20 finishers as shown at left: